MN Reads: "Magical Realism for Non-Believers" by Anika Fajardo

May 9, 2019

It couldn't have been more of a jolt.

Lifelong Minnesotan Anika Fajardo left Madison, WI in January to spend her break with the father she'd never met.  The last thing the college student, bundled for -30, expected when she stepped off the plane in tropical Colombia, was how it felt to be surrounded with people who looked like her.

Home, not-home, family, not-family, familiar, unfamiliar; Fajardo takes us on her journey as daughter, wife, mother, looking for the place she belongs.

Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family by Anika Fajardo is published by the University of Minnesota Press.